Health & Beyond Nutrigo: A Flavourful Healthy Food Brand Launches in Mumbai

Health & Beyond Nutrigo

Health & Beyond Nutrigo, a health-forward cloud kitchen, is changing the way people perceive healthy food. The brand’s mission is simple; to make healthy food delicious, infusing familiar dishes with delightful flavours.

Through each meal that they send, Health & Beyond Nutrigo’s vision is to stir up positive emotions within customers by delighting their taste buds with familiar, delicious flavours. At the heart of Health & Beyond Nutrigo’s offerings are steaks and gluten-free burgers, both in healthy renditions. From succulent Teriyaki Steak to savoury Lemon Herb Butter Steak and indulgent Stroganoff Steak, available in both veg and chicken options. With base options such as beetroot, spinach, and ragi, there is an array of burger choices including the Summery Burger, Smoky Mushroom Burger, and Arabian Burger to name a few. Additionally, the menu includes wraps, gluten-free rolls, meals, salads, toasters, smoothies, energy bombers, and desserts, all aligning with the brand’s vision of healthy food without compromising on taste. Breaking the myth that healthy or gluten-free cannot be tasty, the brand ensures that customers enjoy the same flavours and taste as in traditional restaurants in a healthier version.

Fatema Asif, Founder, of Health & Beyond Nutrigo said “Health & Beyond Nutrigo is all about getting the freedom of having your most beloved and tastiest food without thinking about your health or shape. Our goal is to spread positive vibes through our healthy food offerings and that drives us every day to serve you better.”

Understanding the modern consumer’s desire for both convenience and health, Health & Beyond Nutrigo offers a dual approach to cater to culinary needs. Firstly, the brand provides a convenient everyday meal subscription service, tailored for busy professionals and health-conscious individuals. With the expertise of in-house nutritionists, menus are customised to align with individual health objectives. This subscription service can be easily accessed via the website (www.hnb-meals.com) or by direct contact.

Available for order on popular platforms like Swiggy or Zomato, customers can also order directly by phone. The brand caters to clients within a 10km radius of its cloud kitchen in Byculla, ensuring prompt and efficient service.

Apollo Proton Cancer Centre Announces India’s First Robotic Surgery Program for Ovarian Cancer

Apollo Proton

Chennai, 17th May 2024: Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC), South Asia’s first and largest proton therapy announces the launch of the Robotic Surgery Programme for Ovarian Cancers and the successful completion of India’s First Robotic Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) in two unique cases of advanced ovarian cancers. These medical milestones mark a significant advancement in the regional cancer treatment landscape, offering new hope and improved care standards for patients battling this severe illness.

Fibroids – Do all Fibroids Need to be Removed

Dr Sri Harika Bonam

By Dr Sri Harika Bonam Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist & Lap Surgeon, Apollo Cradle & Children’s Hospital, Jubilee Hills.

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus). They are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue and are also known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. 60-70% of women develop fibroids in their lifetime or by the age of 50. Half of them do not have any symptoms. Uterine Fibroid is also the leading cause of hysterectomy in our country.

The size of the fibroid can vary from a few mms to up to 20-30 cm. They can be located in the lining of the womb, within the wall, in the outer layer of the womb or in the broad ligament. Depending on the size, location, and rapidity of the growth they can present with a wide variety of symptoms.

 

 

 

They include:

  • · heavy bleeding during periods
  • · tummy (abdominal) pain during periods or in between periods
  • · lower back pain
  • · Frequent urination
  • · Difficulty in passing stools.
  • · pain or discomfort during sex.
  • · Irregular intermenstrual bleeding

In rare cases, it can cause difficulty in conceiving.

Why do fibroids develop?

The exact cause is unknown, but they have been linked to the hormone oestrogen, the female reproductive hormone produced by the ovaries.

Oestrogen levels are at their highest in the reproductive age of 16 to 50 years, and so are the fibroids.

They tend to shrink when oestrogen levels are low, such as after menopause. It’s also thought they occur more often in overweight/ obese because being overweight increases the level of oestrogen in the body.

Fibroids are thought to develop more frequently in women of African-Caribbean origin. Studies also suggest that there is a possible genetic cause.

Who needs treatment?

Treatment may not be necessary if you do not have any symptoms, or if you only have minor symptoms that are not significantly affecting your everyday activities.

Fibroids often shrink after menopause and symptoms will disappear gradually.

What are the treatment options for fibroids?

Treatment depends on the age; type and severity of symptoms; location, number and size of fibroids; fertility concerns; response to any previous treatments & patient’s wishes.

1st line is medical; which could be no hormonal or hormonal, that reduces the bleeding/shrinks the fibroids. Failing which, further options would be non-surgical and surgical options.

Non-surgical options include MIRENA, Uterine artery embolization, MRI MRI-guided procedures.

MIRENA – a small ‘T’ shaped plastic device that releases progesterone hormone slowly inside the womb which gradually shrinks the fibroid size and gives symptomatic relief. MIRENA also has the benefit of acting as a contraceptive method. Side effects include irregular bleeding, spotting & up to 1/3rd may not respond and may end up requiring surgery.

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an alternative to surgery & may be recommended for women with large fibroids. It is a procedure done under local anaesthesia, in which blood vessels that supply the fibroids are blocked with gel/foam-like particles causing them to shrink. Side effects include excess vaginal discharge, and pain … can last up to a few days to weeks post-procedure and up to 1/5th may not have symptomatic relief, necessitating surgery on a later date.

MRI-guided procedures like focused ultrasound or percutaneous laser ablation are relatively new techniques for treating fibroids, and the long-term benefits and risks are unknown.

What are the surgical options?

Surgery may be considered if symptoms are severe and have not responded to medical management. The two main types of surgery done for fibroids are: –

1) myomectomy – a procedure to remove the fibroid and suture the womb,

2) hysterectomy – removal of womb.

Which one to be decided, depends on multiple factors like woman’s age; number, site and size of fibroids; family completed or not; any associated medical problems and women’s choices after counselling pros and cons of both procedures.

Either of the procedures can be done by the keyhole method(laparoscopy) of surgery which has many advantages over conventional open surgery, like less blood loss, less complications, early recovery, early discharge and better satisfaction.

“I got 99 problems but having a uterus ain’t one”.

Does Fibroids in pregnancy cause any complications?

Women with fibroids in pregnancy may experience tummy (abdominal) pain during pregnancy, and there’s a risk of preterm labour.

If large fibroids block the vagina, a caesarean section might be necessary. Women with fibroids also tend to have excess bleeding after delivery or during caesarean section.

Understanding Renal Hypertension and Kidney Health

Dr. Salil Jain

By Dr. Salil Jain, SENIOR DIRECTOR & HOD NEPHROLOGY & RENAL TRANSPLANT, Fortis Hospital, Gurgaon

On World Hypertension Day, it’s crucial to shed light on a lesser-known type of high blood pressure that originates from kidney disease – renal hypertension.

Renal hypertension occurs when there is elevated blood pressure due to kidney disease, specifically caused by narrowing in the arteries that supply blood to the kidneys. This narrowing, known as renal artery stenosis, can affect one or both kidneys, disrupting blood flow and triggering a cascade of physiological responses that lead to increased blood pressure.

The primary cause of renal artery stenosis is often atherosclerosis, a condition characterized by the hardening and narrowing of arteries due to plaque buildup. Less commonly, renal artery stenosis may result from fibromuscular dysplasia, a condition where the structure of the renal arteries develops abnormally. Individuals with risk factors such as smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, and a family history of kidney disease are more prone to developing renal hypertension.

One of the challenging aspects of renal hypertension is that it often presents without noticeable symptoms. However, in cases of severely elevated blood pressure, individuals may experience symptoms such as headaches, confusion, vision changes, bloody urine, nosebleeds, or chest pain. Unfortunately, these symptoms may not always be attributed to high blood pressure, leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment.

Fortunately, there are several effective treatment options available for managing renal hypertension:

· Medications: Blood pressure-lowering medications are the cornerstone of treatment for renal hypertension. Multiple medications may be necessary to achieve adequate blood pressure control.

· Angioplasty and Stenting: In some cases, minimally invasive procedures such as angioplasty and stenting may be performed to widen the narrowed renal arteries and improve blood flow. Angioplasty involves inflating a balloon in the artery to widen it, while stenting involves placing a wire-mesh stent to keep the artery open.

· Surgery: Surgical intervention, such as bypass surgery, may be considered in rare cases where angioplasty and stenting are not feasible or effective.

Longer Sprint Intervals Can Improve Muscle Oxygen Utilization Compared to Shorter Intervals

Longer Sprint Intervals

Sprint interval training (SIT) is a form of exercise characterized by cycles of intense exercise which are interspersed by short durations of rest. In a recent study, researchers from Japan deep dive into the intricate connections among various parameters of SIT, such as duration and repetitions, and the resulting physiological responses. Their findings can aid in developing well-informed and tailored sprint training regimens that significantly benefit the modern-day population.

Physical activities like jogging, walking, cycling, and sprinting are activities known to engage the musculoskeletal system and result in the utilization of energy. Sprint interval training (SIT) is a type of sprinting exercise that involves cycles of intense exercise followed by a short duration of rest. How the durations of exercise and rest are structured can affect the impact of SIT on physiological responses. In recent years, the field of sports physiology has witnessed increased interest in optimizing SIT protocols. This surge can enhance the recognition of SIT’s efficacy in improving athletic performance and overall well-being, highlighting its versatility as a tool for promoting health and fitness.

Now, to highlight the benefits of SIT, a team of researchers from Japan, comprising Dr. Takaki Yamagishi from the Department of Sport Science and Research, Japan Institute of Sports Sciences and Human Performance Laboratory at the Comprehensive Research Organization at Waseda University, and Professor Yasuo Kawakami who directs the Human Performance Lab and is from the Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, conducted SIT experiments with healthy human volunteers in a recent study. This study was published online in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise journal on March 7, 2024.

Explaining the motivation behind their research work, Yamagishi says, “Establishing a minimum dose of exercise training to bring about training benefits, such as aerobic fitness, has been one of my main research interests. Due to the support from Prof. Kawakami and other co-authors, along with the collaboration with Waseda University, this unique research work using a multifaceted approach was possible.”

The team of researchers matched two different sprint interval exercises (SIE) for the total duration of sprint and sprint-to-rest ratio. They analyzed the influence of SIE on physiological and metabolic responses by examining pulmonary oxygen uptake (V̇O2) levels and changes in tissue oxygenation index (∆TOI) in thigh muscles. Additionally, they utilized the T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique to assess the activation of thigh muscles.

The researchers highlight that SIE20, comprising of two 20-second sprints with 160-second recovery, outperformed SIE10, which involved four 10-second sprints with 80-second recovery. While both the SIE protocols significantly increased whole-body and peripheral oxidative metabolism and the activation of the major thigh muscles, as indicated by the increases in V̇O2 levels, ∆TOI, and MRI T2 values, respectively, greater peripheral oxidative metabolism was achieved with SIE20. They also observed that successive sprint repetitions in SIE10 did not correlate with greater oxidative metabolism.

Elaborating on the real-life applications and impact of the present research, Yamagishi says, “In today’s fast-moving world, lack of time is a major hindrance to regular physical activity. However, the exercise modalities employed in our study require less than 15 minutes to complete and provide considerable health benefits.”

In summary, the findings from this study can address important research gaps in SIT, such as the effects of minimum sprint duration and repetitions on aerobic and metabolic responses in humans. In-depth studies on low-volume SIT have the potential to improve training programs and exercise regimens. Sharing his concluding thoughts, Yamagishi says, “Exercise guidelines proposed by major organizations such as the American College of Sports Medicine are updated every 5 to 10 years, and we are hopeful that our study can be a part of it. Future studies on SIE can build on our findings to establish the dose-response relationship between exercise volume or intensity and the degree of training adaptations.”

Introducing Happy Gut by Moder/ate – A Revolutionary Gut Health Solution

15th May 2024: The brand, Moderate, a leading advocate for holistic well-being, proudly announces the launch of its latest innovation: “Happy Gut.” Building on its commitment to natural solutions backed by rigorous scientific research, moderate introduces Happy Gut, a cutting-edge formula crafted to support digestive wellness and overall gut health.

With Clinically Backed and 100% Natural Blend, Moderate is committed to addressing significant health issues, and Happy Gut is one aspect of that. Moderate continues to pave the way in the health successful and wellness sector owing to its commitment to efficacy, quality, and transparency, following the launch of its flagship product in August 2023.

Happy Gut is the culmination of extensive research and development, incorporating the world’s most researched and clinically validated probiotic strains along with a unique prebiotic & digestive blend. With many studies backing its efficacy, Happy Gut boasts a potent blend of 9 clinically proven strains, delivering 20 billion cells per serving. This powerhouse formula is engineered to aid in metabolic health, weight management, GUT health and promote optimal overall digestive functions including bloating, acidity, constipation, etc. Key to the unparalleled effectiveness of Happy Gut is its utilization of MICROBACTM GG technology, which enhances probiotic activity by up to 5 times compared to standard probiotic blends. Additionally, including FOSSENCETM, a plant-derived prebiotic fiber, further enriches the product, aiding in mineral absorption and nurturing a beneficial microbiome within the gut.

“Moderate is thrilled to introduce Happy Gut to our customers, this groundbreaking holistic product reflects our unwavering commitment to harnessing nature’s potential to address pressing health concerns. With this innovative product, we continue our mission to provide natural, scientifically validated solutions to common health concerns. Happy Gut represents a significant step forward in overall digestive wellness, empowering individuals to nurture their gut health & metabolism and live their best lives.” said, Dr Lalitha Palle, Founder of Moderate

Healthy game-life balance and IPL 2024 Stars by Mohak Arora, Sports Coach, Parimatch Sports

By Mohak Arora, Parimatch Sports Expert.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of gaming. Whether you’re into mobile games, console gaming, or PC gaming, the allure of virtual worlds and exciting challenges can sometimes lead to neglecting other important aspects of life. However, maintaining a healthy game-life balance is crucial for overall well-being. Here are some simple tips to help you strike that balance:

Set Boundaries

One of the first steps to achieving a healthy game-life balance is to set clear boundaries. Decide how much time you want to dedicate to gaming each day and stick to it. You can use alarms or timers to remind yourself when it’s time to take a break and attend to other responsibilities or activities.

Prioritize Responsibilities

Before diving into a gaming session, make sure you’ve taken care of your responsibilities, such as schoolwork, chores, or work-related tasks. By prioritizing your responsibilities first, you’ll be able to enjoy gaming without the guilt or stress of unfinished tasks looming over you.

Schedule Regular Breaks

Spending long hours in front of a screen can take a toll on both your physical and mental health. To avoid burnout, make it a habit to take regular breaks during gaming sessions. Use these breaks to stretch, hydrate, or engage in other activities that promote relaxation and well-being.

Practice Time Management

Effective time management is key to maintaining a healthy balance between gaming and other aspects of life. Consider creating a schedule or to-do list that allocates time for gaming as well as other activities, such as exercise, socializing, and personal development.

Stay Active

Gaming often involves long periods of sitting, which can have negative effects on your health. To counteract this, make an effort to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. Whether it’s going for a walk, playing sports, or doing workouts at home, staying active is essential for overall health and well-being.

Connect with Others

While gaming can be a solitary activity, it’s important to maintain connections with friends and family members outside of the virtual world. Make time for socializing and bonding with loved ones, whether it’s through face-to-face interactions, phone calls, or online chats. Building and nurturing relationships is crucial for a fulfilling life.

Set Realistic Goals

When it comes to gaming, it’s easy to get caught up in the pursuit of achievements, rankings, or completing objectives. While setting goals can be motivating, it’s important to keep them realistic and manageable. Avoid putting too much pressure on yourself to achieve perfection and remember to enjoy the journey.

Monitor Your Mental Health
Pay attention to how gaming affects your mood and mental well-being. If you find that gaming is causing stress, anxiety, or other negative emotions, it may be a sign that you need to review your priorities and habits. Don’t hesitate to seek support from friends, family, or mental health professionals if needed.

Embrace Variety
While gaming can be a fun hobby, it’s important to diversify your interests and activities. Make time to explore new hobbies, interests, and experiences outside of gaming. This will not only enrich your life but also help prevent burnout and boredom.

Be Flexible
Finally, remember that achieving a healthy game-life balance is an ongoing process that requires flexibility and adaptation. Be willing to adjust your routines and habits as needed to accommodate changes in your life circumstances and priorities.

By implementing these tips into your daily routine, you can cultivate a healthy game-life balance that allows you to enjoy gaming while also thriving in other areas of your life. Remember, moderation is key, and finding the right balance will ultimately lead to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Stars Support Medulance Healthcare Academy for First Aid in Emergency Book Launch

Stars Support Medulance

14th May 2024: Medulance Healthcare Academy, an initiative by Medulance, India’s premier emergency healthcare services provider, has launched a book titled ‘First Aid in Emergency’, aimed at guiding first aid and life-saving techniques in emergencies. The book is a comprehensive manual designed to empower individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle a wide range of emergencies effectively. It was launched at an event graced by the presence of former Indian cricket captain Saurav Ganguly and representatives from Delhi Capitals, for whom Medulance is serving as the official emergency services partner for the Indian Premier League 2024.

Emergencies can strike at any moment, and timely intervention can make all the difference in saving lives. ‘First Aid in Emergency’ equips readers with essential information on handling various emergency scenarios, including injuries such as bleeding, trauma, burns, bites, poisoning, and medical emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, and hypoglycemia.

Expressing his enthusiasm at the book launch, Mr. Pranav Bajaj, Co-Founder and CEO of Medulance, emphasized the significance of first aid in emergencies. “Proper first aid can mean the difference between life and death in critical situations. With ‘First Aid in Emergency’, we aim to empower the general public with the necessary skills to provide immediate assistance and potentially save lives,” he said.

“This book is one of our many projects aimed at spreading life-saving knowledge. It contains easy-to-follow steps that any person can take during an emergency and save a life,” he added.

“At Medulance, we believe in the power of preparation. ‘First Aid in Emergency’ is not just a book, but a testament to our commitment to safety and well-being. With every page turned, lives can be saved, making this launch more than just an event—it’s a cornerstone in our mission to empower communities with life-saving knowledge”, said Mr. Ravjot Singh Arora, Co-Founder and COO of Medulance.

The preface of the book underscores Medulance Healthcare Academy’s mission and vision to revolutionize emergency medical training and healthcare education in the country. It outlines the commitment to elevate the standard of emergency healthcare, making it universally accessible, equitable, and sustainable.

Established earlier this year, the academy provides dedicated courses to transform education for healthcare professionals including the Emergency Medical Technician Course, Healthcare Hygiene and Housekeeping Aid Course, and Basic and Advanced First Aid Training Course. In addition, the academy provides training and upskilling opportunities tailored for diverse healthcare sector professionals, such as ASHA workers, NGO volunteers, civil defense personnel, and community workers. Upon graduation from Medulance Healthcare Academy, an individual can gain the exclusive opportunity to join the Medulance team.

‘First Aid in Emergency’ serves as a testament to Medulance Healthcare Academy’s dedication to fostering innovation, professionalism, and compassion in the healthcare sector. By providing comprehensive training programs and invaluable resources, the academy aims to create a safer and healthier society for all.

The launch of ‘First Aid in Emergency’ marks a significant milestone in Medulance Healthcare Academy’s journey towards redefining healthcare delivery and setting the benchmark for excellence in emergency services.

International Nurses Day : 12th May 2024

Mr. Karthik Kondepudi

Mr. Karthik Kondepudi Partner at Herbochem

“International Nurses Day is an emotional indication of the inestimable contributions nurses make to our world. As we rejoice in their devotion, commitment, empathy, and ability, it’s vital to recognize the deep impression strategic investment in nursing can have on our economies and humanities. As we all know nursing isn’t just an occupation; it’s the basis of our healthcare systems, improving our lives. Their significance spreads far outside the limits of hospitals and clinics. Investing in nursing is thus investing in the very foundation of our well-being. Studies show that investing in the education and skill development of our nurses results in better health outcomes and cost savings. Moreover, investing in nursing produces social aid. Strategic investment in nursing also addresses insistent global health issues, such as the dearth of healthcare professionals, particularly in underserved areas. By providing funds for nurse education, training, and retaining, we can bridge this gap, guaranteeing reasonable access to healthcare for all. Also, investing in nursing studies boosts innovation and drives improvements in healthcare delivery, technology, and policy. On this International Nurses Day, let us reiterate our pledge to invest in nursing. Let us recognize nurses not only as caregivers but also as agents of change who are propelling progress and shaping the future of healthcare.”

Mother’s Health Honored: Special Session at HCMCT Manipal Hospital, Dwarka

Nurturing Health,

13th May 2024: Following a heartwarming celebration dedicated to cherished mothers, Manipal Hospital Dwarka organises a session and a Health Mela for expecting and new mothers to highlight the significance of health on Mother’s Day. The event was full of warmth and was a step to show the appreciation of mothers’ love by taking care of their health and well-being. From insightful discussions on nutrition, physical activities & mindful living to engaging activities and delightful surprises, the event was a heartfelt tribute to the essence of motherhood. During this event the hospital also launched the Wow Mom Health Card, offering mothers special benefits and discounts on healthcare services.

Dr. (Lt. Col) Leena N Sreedhar, Head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, captivated the audience with her enlightening overview of International Mother’s Day, emphasizing its significance and said, “We at Manipal Hospital Dwarka have joined hands together to pay tribute to the unconditional love, nurturing care and the selfless sacrifices which are made by mothers that shaped the destiny of their families nurturing children and eventually in nation building which is why taking care of mother’s health is necessary. Mother is the one who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take, so here’s wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day”